birth, school, work, death
gazing upon the world with bluebird-encircled wonder
An oxford comma can create ambiguity. Consider this sentence: I watched a movie with my uncle, a cat, and grandpa. That might mean that the three of us -- uncle, kitty, gramps -- watched a movie together. Alternatively, it might mean that grandpa and I watched a movie with my uncle, who happens to be a cat. Removing the oxford comma removes this ambiguity, reduces the character count for Twitter's sake, and is the wrong grammatical decision.
Americone Dream AND Peanut Butter Ben & Jerry's? I want to be the Skinhead Family Robinson's next lab gimp after Jessie dies or whatever!
Bravo! A tee-vee gut punch of enormous magnitude! Did anyone find it odd how Walt managed to slip into that fire station, activate the lights, buckle Baby Holly into place, and slip away unseen? Obviously 9/11 didn't change everything if you can still sneak a baby into a firetruck so easily.
So long, Hank. So long, Gomie. As for Jessie, I hope he finds a way to have an open mind toward being a chained-up meth lab gimp. It might not be as bad as he thinks.
I didn't like how it ended on such a teaser. That's cheap. Everything else about the episode was fantastic, but so help me Jeebus, if there isn't at least one dead MAJOR character at the beginning of the next episode, I'm gonna ... um, keep watching.
Spindles, at first Jesse suspected the ricin, and that led the doctors and the police to suspect the same. But within the 'Face Off' episode, we learned from the cops that ricin wasn't in the kid's system and from Jesse (via the doctor) that the kid was nearly poisoned by Lily of the Valley, not by ricin.
So ... as far as Jesse knows, he had the ricin, he lost the ricin for a while, he found it again, and it never poisoned anyone. I just don't see how getting pick-pocketed by Huell makes him aware of all the things we viewers know that he doesn't about Walt's machinations.
So, I gather we're all just going to collectively agree -- Vince Gilligan, Walt, Jesse, the tee-vee viewers, Saul, Huell, the ghost of Gus Fring, assorted others -- that the little kid was poisoned by Ricin, and not (as the attending ER doctor noted at the time) Lily of the Valley? And yet we're also going to continue along knowing that the unused ricin will be taped to the back of that electrical outlet long after the White residence is trashed?
Why the frack are we going to do that?
I love how everybody in the show has, by now, broken bad -- this episode definitively added Gomez, Hank, and Marie to the broken bad column. Only baby what's-her-face and Walter Jr. remain. They're next?
Sigh. Jesse's epiphany as imagined by the definitely-still-trying writing staff of Breaking Bad: "Huell pick-pocketed my weed for a completely believable reason, and therefore that ricin cigarette I lost for a while but then found again -- you know, the one that did NOT kill that kid? the one I found in the Roomba? -- was similarly lifted by Huell. Therefore Walter and Saul collaborated to use a poisonous plant to not quite kill that kid and make me lose that girlfriend and estrange me from that angelic Gus Fring. THEREFORE, I, Jesse, am now fighting mad at Saul and Walter and will show this by punching Saul on my way to sprinkling gasoline in Walter's house as part of the best-thought-out revenge plan EVER."
English needs a word stronger than "bullshit" to convey the implausibility of this chain of reasoning and the plot it has fed.
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